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Roku U-turns on InfoWars

Roku U-turns on InfoWars

Roku has U-turned on its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy channel of Alex Jones. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Apple and others had all banned the channel but Roku had…

YouTube bans ‘dangerous prank’ videos

YouTube videos that feature dangerous or emotionally distressing pranks have been banned from the video-sharing platform. The move comes in response to so-called “challenges” that have sometimes resulted in death…

Vimeo to pay €8.5m in damages to Mediaset

A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video platform for…

TiVo hits Comcast in another patent battle

TiVo has opened another round of patent claims against Comcast over its set-top IP. The lawsuit has been filed in a California court under TiVo’s owners, Rovi Corp, and the…

Premier League opens Singapore office  

Premier League opens Singapore office  

The Premier League’s first international office has opened in Singapore. Based in Tanjong Pagar, the office will provide a base for the Asia-Pacific region and has primarily been established to…

Brexit: Discovery seeks Dutch home

Brexit: Discovery seeks Dutch home

Discovery Communications is applying for Dutch broadcast licences and plans to move its European pay-TV HQ to The Netherlands due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty. The company said “This decision ensures…

Study: UK multichannel investment tops £1bn

Signalling how the UK television industry has become a truly ‘mixed ecology’ of different players, investment in the creation of home-grown television programmes by multichannel broadcasters has hit £1.1 billion…

Ofcom study: How different groups use comms services

Ofcom study: How different groups use comms services

Differences in how certain groups use communications services are explained in regulator Ofcom’s latest Access and Inclusion research report. The report looks at how affordability, take-up and engagement with telecoms,…

Poland: “We need unified view on Huawei”

Polish interior minister Joachim Brudziński has called for the EU and NATO to take a “joint stance” on whether to exclude Chinese equipment vendor Huawei from their markets. The call…

Jones new COBA chair

Jones new COBA chair

A+E Networks’ UK head Heather Jones has been elected chair of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), the industry body for multichannel broadcasters. As chair, Jones will lead COBA’s board in…

Alita battles for Moments Worth Paying For

Alita battles for Moments Worth Paying For

Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, has become the latest film to receive an exclusive trailer as part…

CNMC threatens Mediaset, Atresmedia with €100m fines

CNMC threatens Mediaset, Atresmedia with €100m fines

Spain’s Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), the National Commission of Markets and Competition, will sanction commercial broadcasters Mediaset and Atresmedia for an abuse of their dominant…

beIN Sports cuts off Egypt’s CNE

Cable News Egypt (CNE) has been cut from beIN Sports television distribution, with beIN citing a contract dispute with CNE. The service cut came after “lengthy negotiations” to agree commercial…

Cable Europe wants fresh policy framework

Cable Europe has launched a White Paper with specific policy recommendations to develop and deliver the broadband infrastructure of the future. The paper is designed to inform and support EU…

DEG adds DTC Alliance

Trade body DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pioneering a new direction in media industry advocacy with the formation of the DTC Alliance as a subset of DEG membership. Every…

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